Langtang Valley with Ganjala passes trek is both one of the most physically challenging and also one of the most rewarding and spectacular of all the treks we offer. Among the highlights are contacted with diverse ethnic groups (especially Tamang) inhabiting the villages through which we pass, and the breathtaking Himalayan scenery surrounding us, especially as we cross the high pass called Ganja-La. We never retrace our steps, nor do we need to fly either to reach the trailhead or to return to Kathmandu. If you have a very good fitness level, a strong sense of adventure, and preferably some previous Mountaineering experience, this trek will make an excellent choice.
After arriving in Kathmandu, you will have some time to sight-see but will also participate in trek preparation, in which we review equipment and clothing needed for a safe and enjoyable adventure.You can expect wind, cold and snow near Ganja-La, so it is essential that we prepare well for this part of the trek in particular.We then drive to Syabrubesi, and from there trek to Kyangjin Gompa via Lama Hotel and Langtang Village.We will spend two nights at Kyangjin Gompa both to promote acclimatization, and to explore some interesting sights in the vicinity.
We then head south from Kyangjin Gompa to Ngegang -- a short hike, but an important one as it's the closest place to Ganja-La where we can spend the night.We rise early the next morning, crossing the thrilling Ganja-La,
Which may be very cold and snowy.The Himalayan vistas surrounding us in the vicinity of the pass are fantastic.
Continuing south, our route brings us to Keldang.Soon we descend into the Helambu Region, overnighting at Dukpu before reaching the fascinating town of Tarke Ghyang.Many of the old houses in the narrow lanes of this Yolmo village go back to the 18th Century, and in the very center of the town you will find the oldest monastery in the Helambu
After leaving Tarke Ghyang, we trek via Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazaar and drive from there back to Kathmandu for a farewell dinner, and our homeward flight the next day.